Wednesday, July 17, 2013

First Cry

Two young girls, hands clasping tracts, looked up for one last instruction. "What is the first thing a baby does when it's born?" I asked.

They hesitated. "It cries?" said one, looking to the other for support.
"Yes, it cries! And now that you are new babies in God's family, it's your turn. Find someone to tell and say, 'Hey, I'm alive!  Look! Look! I've just been born! Jesus gave me new life!'"
They took off out the door at a near run, smiles on their faces. And there was joy!

"... as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious." (1 Peter 2:2-3)

As we grow in the "training and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4), our speech will change.  More and more we will speak with wisdom and grace.

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." (Colossians 3:16-17)


  1. AMEN! I'm so encouraged by the ways you explain things, the examples you use, Sydney; and I'm glad those girls were blessed by you, too!

  2. Thank you! And praise God for such simple examples--ones we can all understand. It is a blessing be part of God's work up close, or from a distance. Thank you for your prayers this week! "For without Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)


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